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Congress set to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

Dec. 06, 2022 22:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress, ending a directive that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed...

Australia to block former military pilots flying for China

Nov. 09, 2022 01:29 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s defense minister said on Wednesday he had told the nation’s military to review secrecy safeguards in response to concerns that Beijing was recruiting pilots to train the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Defense Minister Richard Marles...

Official: Congo war planes bombing M23 rebel targets

Nov. 08, 2022 08:27 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congolese fighter jets began bombing rebel targets Tuesday in the country's embattled east, escalating its fight against the M23 group that the government alleges has been advancing with help from neighboring Rwanda. Jean Claude Bambaze, president of Rutshuru's...

Congo trains 3,000 new army recruits amid Rwanda tensions

Nov. 07, 2022 11:49 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — More than 3,000 new military recruits began training Monday as the Congolese army steps up its fight against the M23 rebels that it alleges are backed by neighboring Rwanda. The Rwandan government, which has repeatedly denied supporting M23, said that a Congolese...